Community Impact Learning Grant Examples

Madison Community Foundation awards Community Impact learning grants support public K-12 academic achievement and learning, out-of-school-time programs, GED-equivalent and transition-to-adult programs. 

Madison Reading Project

$50,000 for The Big Red Reading Bus, delivering free books to low-income neighborhoods, community centers, shelters, libraries, and festivals in Dane County.

CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc.

$21,000 to grow These Teens Mean Busines$, an internship program, through partnerships with local entrepreneurs.

Literacy Network

$75,000 three-year grant for a partnership with the new Madison College Goodman South campus to increase English language skills for low-income, adult immigrants and connect them to education and career opportunities.

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

$27,000 to the 100 Scholars Process, a support network of educators, tutors, corporate, adult and peer mentors, and the dedicated membership of 100 Black Men of Madison, for students who have demonstrated, or are capable of, high achievement in academic, leadership, and creativity.

Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools

$1.1 million grant over five years to support a 1:1 matching campaign for the Community Schools initiative, whose mission is to increase community collaboration and use of public schools.

Urban League of Greater Madison

$50,000 to launch a Parent Instructional Support Program to provide support and resources to parents and caretakers trying to navigate online learning during the COVID pandemic, including live training events, office hours, a helpline and a growing online repository of free materials.

The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin

$25,000 to build capacity in three after-school learning centers that help reduce gaps in youth opportunity and achievement in communities of color.

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District

$35,000 to the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) to be used as a 2:1 challenge grant in its campaign to increase its endowment, by expanding its funding circle to further reach current and former teachers and staff, alumni, and other area donors. The successful campaign led to the creation of the Middleton-Cross Plains Education Foundation.

Native American Heritage Project

$75,000 to the Madison Metropolitan School District and University of Wisconsin American Indian Curriculum Services Program to increase understanding and knowledge of the Ho-Chunk peoples’ 12,000-year history in Madison. Project includes teacher training, curriculum development, web portal creation and multiple thematic art installations.

Centro Hispano

$27,500 for a state-of-the-art computer lab and endowment challenge grant for maintenance and upgrades. Centro Hispano will become a hub to coordinate and streamline community efforts for job placement, employee workshops, skill development and career planning.

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